Friday, July 1, 2016

Under Sail

Fishers Island Sound


Fishers Island Sound

I'm not sure if I was in New York of Connecticut when this photo was taken.  Fishers Island itself is part of the state of New York.  The border between the states runs down the middle of the sound.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The Crew

Captain Amy

First Mate Eric

We were in very capable hands during our voyage down the Mystic River out to Fishers Island Sound.  We all received the mandatory safety instructions from Captain Amy, while First Mate Eric pointed out the sights of interest as well as some local history.  

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Approaching the Mystic River Bridge

Mystic, CT  2016

All cruises going down the river out to Long Island Sound and Fisher Island Sound have to time their departures and returns to coincide with the raising of the Mystic River Bridge.  This happens at 40 minutes past the hour during the summer months.  We set sail at 5:30 PM, which gave us plenty of time to get past this bridge.

Monday, June 27, 2016

The Schooner Argia

Mystic, CT  2016

Readers of this blog might know of my fondness for boats and sailing.  Although I've never owned boat, I rarely pass up any opportunity to get out on the water, no matter what the vessel.  The Schooner Argia is a popular tourist attraction that offers three daily cruises during the season.  Seen here, she's returning from a mid-afternoon cruise just in time to pick my wife and myself up for the 2-hour early evening cruise.  I will be featuring pictures from our sail this week on my blog.